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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Sugar

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!


Name:  Sugar (Goffin’s Cockatoo)

Age:   at least 25 years (as a rescue, we’re not sure, but he was born before the import ban of wild-caught birds)

Location:  Colorado

Web/Blog Page:  https://peacewithmylife.com/

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  I was so depressed at the rescue that I didn’t care much if I had new parents or not. The rescue had taken away my mate, and the boy I adored forever (a man, now) didn’t love me anymore. I was too sad to care.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  When they let me out of my cage to fly around the house, I knew that I wanted to stay and it would all be okay. Flying fixes everything!

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?  Probably the time I bit mom so deeply that she bled a lot, cursed a little, and had to go to get a tetanus shot. I’ve got a powerful beak, you know. I’d bitten everyone by then, and no one liked me; I thought they were going to send me away like the boy did (*hangs head in shame*). I’m so happy they kept me. I don’t bite anymore. Much.

Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? Definitely Mom! I spend a lot of time on her shoulder, and I supervise all her work on the computer. We usually eat together, too, which I just love! I test everything she eats!

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  They think that just because I’m old, I’m grown up. What are they thinking? I’m a cockatoo! We never really grow up!



Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!

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Posted by on October 12, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Ruby

 Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!


Name:  Ruby (African Grey)

Age:  16 years

Location:  Colorado

Web/Blog Page:  https://peacewithmylife.com/

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  I wondered if I would be allowed to grow out my feathers and fly. I was so excited to learn that I could! I was ready to leave my previous home and go with the new family. I figured I had nothing to lose!

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  Probably when my new parents got so concerned that I was too bored and lonely that they installed cable and gave me a TV! I was so excited – they must really love me! I like watching TV all day; I learn lots of new sounds and words.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?  I can’t think of anything. I’m going to let Sugar answer that one next week; he has LOTS of those moments. I’m a good girl and don’t do that sort of thing (*bending over to preen a little*)

Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? Dad! We watch movies together sometimes, and he hangs out with me a lot. Talons down, it’s DAD!

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  I hate it when people think that I’m just babbling and don’t know what I’m saying. Sure, there are times I just like to play around with new sounds and roll them off my tongue, but if I’m talking to someone, then I mean what I say. We’re not just some sort of a recording device. We know what our words mean. Well, mostly.


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Posted by on October 5, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Remember Me Thursday

Today September 22nd is Remember Me Thursday.

This is a very important date to remember all of the lost animals that didn’t find their forever homes.  Each year, animals are euthanized because they are unwanted.

Today, let’s light a candle and keep it going to remember them.  It takes all of us to do our part in making sure animals get as much love as they need and find their forever parents.  Did you adopt your current anipal into their forever home or did they adopt YOU?  Maybe today, lean a paw at your local shelter and/or make a donation to help.

Hold your babies tight today and say a little prayer my friends.  Continue the light and be their voice!  It takes all of us doing our part.  Thanks my friends!

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Otto and Frankie

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!


Name:  Otto and Frankie

Age:  Otto – 18 months. Frankie – 6 months

Location:  Star, Idaho

Web/Blog Page:  http://www.coldhandboyack.wordpress.com

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  

Otto: I was worried, because I went there with my brother. I didn’t know whether he was staying, or I was. After he left to live with some other people, I got really excited. Mom and Dad bought me some really fun toys and I got right into my new job as the family dog.
Frankie: Mom and Dad came to visit me before I was old enough to leave my mother. All my litter-mates tried to impress them, and one of my brothers really did. Turns out they wanted a girl, because they weren’t sure my brother would get along with Otto. Otto came with them, and he was just a big softie.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  

Otto: I had to check everything out. I sniffed every inch of the backyard fence to make sure it was safe, then I went through the house. Mom and Dad have a nice place, and all these cool toys. There were cuddles all over the place, and I like cuddles. Even today at 65 pounds, I like to crawl up in the chair with Dad. He calls it poodle time, but I don’t care.

Frankie: Mom and Dad met my breeder in Twin Falls to pick me up. I was nervous, but Otto is my older brother and he said it was a good place. When we got home, the whole place smelled like him, and I knew it was a nice safe place for me.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?  

Frankie: Mine involved teething. Mom and Dad have these old bar stools. The wood felt good on my teeth, but I got in trouble.
Otto: That’s nothing. I also thought wood was great for teething. Instead of the cheap bar stools, I ate one whole side off of Mom’s dining room chair. Turns out they were very expensive chairs. How was I supposed to know?

Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  

Otto: Mom, for sure. Dad tries to make us mind, and pays attention to what we eat. Mom is always available for a cookie, and even cooks me eggs sometimes.
Frankie: I agree with my brother. I love poodle time with Dad, and he always plays with me. Mom always keeps Goobers around, and they’re my favorite treats. They look like peanuts, and taste like peanut butter. Do you have any Goobers?

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  

Otto: I am the self appointed ambassador from the bulldog world. I love meeting new people and even other dogs. It always amazes me when people ask if I’m mean. Look at my smiling face, do I look mean?
Frankie: I don’t like it when they ask if I’m a pit bull. They aren’t mean either, but can’t they just recognize me for the bulldog girl I am?




Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!

 
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Posted by on September 21, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Boomer Beaglie Brown

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!


Name:  Boomer Beaglie Brown

Age:  12

Location:  On a farm on the western slope of Colorado   

Web/Blog Page:  https://coloradofarmlife.com/category/sherlock-boomer/  or

http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/ or

https://coloradofarmlife.com/category/fuzzy-boomer/adventures-of-boomer/

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  PLEASE KEEP ME!! I was a throw away and I ran to Mom and Dads farm

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  Fuzzy said I could stay.  Fuzzy is my BFF.  He died four years ago….I miss him still.  https://coloradofarmlife.com/about-fuzzy/

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?  Well, not in my home, but every time I roll in something yummy…I try to tell Mom it’s really cool.  SHE. DOES. NOT. GET. IT!

Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  Mom…she loves me to pieces…Dad thinks I’m a-okay.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  Hummm I didn’t know they had bad thoughts about me.



 


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Posted by on September 14, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Mr. Cleveland Brown

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!

FRIENDS – Meet my fellow oinker from across the pond – doesn’t he remind you of someone?  Snort-oink.  Mr. Cleveland Brown will be checking in for messages/comments throughout the day.  Please – let’s show him some love ❤


Name:  Mr. Cleveland Brown

Age:   Not sure – I think around 8

Location:  Prestatyn, Wales, UK

Web/Blog Page:  Under Construction 🙂

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  I thought she looked like Santa! It was December and they came to visit me and she was wearing a red coat! She said to me that she was going to be my new Mummy, I liked her although I was quite wary at first. I thought he had a nice kind face but I wasn’t sure if they would love me though, I need to explain. At that time I was staying at a horse sanctuary, I had been taken there so I’d be safe. Thing is my old parents weren’t very nice to me, I don’t know why I tried to be good. I don’t remember a lot because I was only little but I ended up running around on a road with scary cars that were going really fast and one hit me and it made me go to sleep for a bit.

I was told later that a nice man tried to put me in his boot to take me to the police station but he couldn’t lift me so he rang the police man and they said they would come but by the time they did I had woken up and was running again. It was so cold and I was so hungry so I just kept wandering and I found a nice garden so I went in there and tried to sleep. In the morning the lady that lived in the house opened her curtains and we looked at each other a bit shocked. She was nice but I was very scared of people but she rang the police man again and they came and he took a picture of me, I think they call it a mug shot? So then the horse sanctuary ladies came and with a bit of a struggle they got me into the trailer thingy but I was good I didn’t bite any of them.

It felt so good to be in the stable it was so much warmer as I had some nice straw to snuggle in and they gave me some food, I was so hungry, those ladies were very nice. They told the radio people about me trying to find my parents and my new Mummy heard about me and that’s when they came to see me. My old parents didn’t come for me but I’m glad they didn’t if I’m honest they weren’t nice people.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  Well the big day came and I was put in a crate, I gave them a bit of a run around of course hehe but I went in there in the end. They lifted me into the big car and we drove for a little while until we got to where I was going to live. They opened the crate and I wandered out and that’s when I saw it! A really smart house! I’d never had a house to myself before well I hadn’t had much of anything really. It might not have been much to some pampered piggies but to me it was a palace. I went straight in and snuggled up in the warm straw it was bliss, I knew that never wanted to leave this place ever.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?  Not sure where to start there’s been few hehe! There was the time I escaped and the chase was on again around the street, I did a big poo in the lady over the road’s garden but they managed to guide me back into my house again. Once I was back in the drive I ran straight back into my piggy palace and didn’t go out again for a while I didn’t want to do that again! There was one time that I thought the hose pipe would look good in my house and took it in there thing is I hadn’t considered that it was on and my house got wet oops!

Who do you have wrapped around your trotters more – mom or dad – and why? Both! I have them so well trained. I do a bit of squealing and they will come out and give me some fuss and a snack hehe! I think Daddy sneaks me more biccies that Mum though.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  Some think that I’m mean, and are scared of me I don’t know why I’m more scared of them! Once they get to know me though they know I’m nice.




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Posted by on September 7, 2017 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Penny Mayhem and Zero Dark Thirty

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!


Name:  Penny Mayhem and Zero Dark Thirty

Age:  Penny is 3, Zero is 8 months

Location:  Chicago, IL

Web/Blog Page:  http://markingourterritory.com/

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  Penny – “Let’s get ready to rumble!”      Zero – “I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship”

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  The older dog is always the welcoming committee at home. When Penny curled up with Eko, and when Zero curled up with Penny they were both officially family.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?  Penny lives in one constant “Now I’ve done it” moment. A few pillows have spontaneously combusted while in proximity to Zero, but he thankfully doesn’t take after his sister in his appetite for destruction.

Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? Dad’s the disciplinarian, so the pups know to go for mom for easy treats and comfort

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  People maintain Zero and Penny aren’t lap dogs, but they are quite determined to prove the world wrong.




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Posted by on August 31, 2017 in Bacon, Spotlight Thursday

 

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